Grimes - Rasik Official Video

By Rosa Aiello

We present the new video from the 22-year-old Montrealer who fuses Kate Bush influences with modern interpretations

On a bizarre and melancholic pop tip, 22-year-old Claire Boucher aka Grimes from Montréal takes her personal influences from Bjork and Kate Bush to form a new vocal-based electronic sound. Her debut record ‘Geidi Primes’ is now being re-released on No Pain In Pop after it made its first appearance on Montreal’s Arbutus Records as a free download and cassette in early 2010. Her new single ‘Halfaxa’ is out now on Lo Recordings which can be streamed/bought here on CD & Double LP. We speak to Boucher before she sets out her on European tour this autumn and present her brand new video for ‘Rasik’.

WHAT’S…

…your secret talent?
Impersonations, making popcorn.

…your worst vice?
Drugs and alcohol.

…the story behind your name?
It’s a secret

… your favourite sound?
The ocean

…your worst fashion secret?
Love black hoodies a lot

…your favourite website?
Gmail? Haha. I dunno, I don’t really use the internet.   

… good for breakfast?
Banana and yoghurt

…the best thing about where you’re from?
The ocean

…at the top of your shit list?
Is a shit list something I hate? Probably like, ambivalence.

…are you listening to now?
Blood Orange! Cop Car Bonfire, Tropical Adventure, new D’eon.

How would you describe your work?
Experimental, feminine, avant-pop.

Video by Rosa Aiello